In the downstairs Galleries: May 1 – June 27

Expressions West 2020

This juried exhibition presents seventy-five recent artworks by seventy-three artists residing in California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

In the Mabel Hansen Gallery: May 1 – June 27

Contemporary Narratives: Prints and Works on Paper – Yuji Hiratsuka

Yuji Hiratsuka is a Corvallis, Oregon artist and Distinguished Professor of printmaking at Oregon State University. In his work Hiratsuka combines the techniques of intaglio, relief and chine collé to produce images drawn from both traditional and contemporary sources. He expresses the mismatched hodgepodge of daily life and whimsical and spontaneous aspects of human nature. In 2018, he won the first place award in Coos Art Museum’s Ink and Print exhibition for his print “Diamonds, Always and Forever.” It was added to the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Hiratsuka is the juror of “Expressions West 2020.” He will be presenting a free public discussion about “Expressions” and his own exhibition on Saturday May 2 at 1pm.

In the Uno E Richter Atrium Gallery: May 1 – June 27

NYC Conversation – Jan and Ken Ayers

“NEW YORK CITY CONVERSATION began in August 1975 when Jan and Ken began working together answering phones at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the corner of 18th and Fifth Avenue. Various aesthetic concerns expressed in this show were nurtured by their shared experience of the multidimensional, experimental art, music, and performance scenes flourishing in downtown New York City at that time…. The show involves bronze sculpture, hemp-wrapped bamboo & beaver sticks, photographs and words.”